|Nevada State Assembly, District 31|
|February 7, 2011 - present|
|November 5, 2014|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||6 terms (12 years)|
Daly's professional experience includes working as a business manager at Laborers Local 169 and as a laborer journeyman.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Daly served on the following committees:
|Nevada Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Commerce and Labor|
|• Government Affairs|
|• Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining, Chair|
|Nevada Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Commerce and Labor|
|• Legislative Operations and Elections|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Daly served on this committee:
|Nevada Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Commerce and Labor|
In February 2012, Las Vegas Sun reporter Anjeanette Damon wrote a series of stories detailing the failure by several Democratic legislators to disclose how they spent portions of their campaign money to help pay for expenditures. Damon's first story described how three Assembly Democrats -- Debbie Smith, David Bobzien, and Lucy Flores -- failed to report the expenditure of campaign funds used to pay for rent and living expenses during legislative sessions. The legislators were instructed by the Assembly Democrats' lawyer that they did not have to report spending on expenses related to their public office.
After Damon's initial report, Assembly Democrats Marcus Conklin, Richard Daly, Peggy Pierce, and Marilyn Dondero-Loop came forward to admit that they had also failed to report expenses after getting the same legal advice. The six lawmakers filed new expense reports that detailed nearly $45,000 in campaign funds that were spent on living expenses such as rent, electronics, house cleaning and supplies, groceries, lunches, and dinners. At the time, Nevada legislators were paid a $736/month housing allowance during a legislative session if they lived more than 50 miles from Carson City. In addition, all legislatures received $154 per diem during a legislative session.
Martin Dean Dupalo, president of the Nevada Center for Public Ethics, wrote an op-ed piece in the Las Vegas Sun about the failed disclosures. He described the situation as "a purposeful act of withholding mandated public information that was uncovered by a journalist—not reported as part of a broader discussion between legislators and the executive branch, or much less the public."
Daly's website highlighted campaign themes including creating jobs through public works and "restructuring" Nevada's economic development system; education funding and reform; diversification of the state's economy and "government accountability and efficiency."
- See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2012
Daly won re-election in the 2012 election for Nevada State Assembly, District 31. Daly ran unopposed in the June 12 primary election and defeated David Espinosa (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Nevada State Assembly, District 31, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Richard Daly Incumbent||52%||14,540|
Due to redistricting, many Nevada districts saw dramatic shifts in their boundary lines. As a result, Daly's District 31 moved from a complacent 16-point Democratic voter registration advantage to a 4-point lead towards Republicans. Because of the new Republican voter registration advantage in District 31, Republicans planned to aggressively target the district in 2012.
- See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2010
On November 2, 2010 Daly won election to the Nevada House of Representatives. Daly defeated Xiomara Rodriquez in the June 8 primary by a margin of 1,760-568. He bested Randy Thompson (R) in the general election.
|Nevada House of Representatives, District 31 General election (2010)|
|Richard Daly (D)||6,258|
|Randi Thompson (R)||4,725|
Comprehensive donor information for Daly is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Daly raised a total of $392,882 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 26, 2013.
|Skip Daly's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Nevada State Assembly, District 31||$229,911|
|2010||Nevada State Assembly, District 31||$162,971|
|Grand Total Raised||$392,882|
2012Daly won re-election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Daly raised a total of $229,911.
|Nevada State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Skip Daly's campaign in 2012|
|Laborers International Union Of North America||$10,200|
|Laborers Local 295||$8,500|
|Nevada State AFL-CIO||$8,284|
|Building & Construction Trades Council Of Northern Nevada||$7,500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$229,911|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Daly won election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Daly raised a total of $162,971.
|Nevada State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Skip Daly's campaign in 2010|
|Laborers For Solid State Leadership||$10,000|
|Mason Tenders District Council Of Greater New York||$10,000|
|Washington & Northern Idaho District Council Of Laborers||$10,000|
|Bernie Anderson For Assembly 31||$9,500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$162,971|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Nevada Policy Research Institute
The Nevada Policy Research Institute, a Nevada-based conservative-libertarian think tank, releases a "Legislative Report Card" evaluating members of the Nevada State Legislature on "each lawmaker's voting record on legislation impacting the degree of economic freedom and education reform." Bills determined by the Institute to be of greater significance are weighted accordingly. According to the Institute, "a legislator with a score above 50 is considered to be an ally of economic liberty".
Daly and his wife, Lisa, have two children.
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- Office website
- Campaign website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 cjr.org "Sun’s Damon Discusses How She Got the Goods on NV Lawmakers", March 16, 2012
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 lasvegassun.com "Uses for thousands of dollars of campaign funds going undisclosed by Nevada Democrats", Feb. 17, 2012
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 lasvegassun.com "Assembly Democrats reverse course, disclose spending of campaigns funds", Feb. 23, 2012
- ↑ Daly for Assembly District 31, "Issues," retrieved October 23, 2012.
- ↑ Nevada Secretary of State - 2012 Primary Candidates
- ↑ Clark County - 2012 Primary Candidates
- ↑ Washoe County - 2012 Primary candidates
- ↑ Nevada Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- ↑ www.rgj.com "Redistricting means some Northern Nevada candidates might need more time and money for campaigns, be at odds with constituents", December 6, 2011
- ↑ Follow the Money, "Daly, Richard (Skip)." Retrieved June 26, 2013.
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 Nevada Policy Research Institute, "The 2011 Nevada Legislative Session Review & Report Card"
Bernard Anderson (D)
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